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NEC Starts Delivery of HSDPA Mobile Handset

*****For immediate use August 24, 2006


Tokyo, August 24, 2006 --- NEC Corporation (NEC) announced that it will start delivery of a High-speed Downlink Packet Access (HSDPA)-compatible mobile handset, FOMA N902iX HIGH-SPEED, for NTT DoCoMo, Inc.'s new HSDPA service from August 31, 2006 in Japan.

Recently, customers are seeking higher data transmission capability from their mobile phones due to increasing demands for high-quality music, video data download, as well as viewing of PC websites from mobile phones. HSDPA technology was standardized by the 3rd Generation Partnership Project and offers a theoretical maximum downlink speed of up to around 14Mbps. In FOMA HIGH-SPEED areas, the N902iX is capable of packet downlinks of up to 3.6Mbps, approximately 10 times faster than current FOMA handsets.

The handset is compatible with DoCoMo's new Music Channel™ service, which also starts from August 31. Users will be able to automatically download music programs of up to one hour during the night for later listening. The phone also supports the Chaku-Uta Full(R) service, which enables the downloading of complete music tracks for normal playback or to create clips for ringtones. The advanced music player seamlessly plays SD Audio and Chaku-Uta Full tracks. Stereo earphones are also included. In addition, file sizes for the i-motion(TM) service have been increased tenfold from the 500KB of current FOMA handsets to 5MB, and streaming capacity has been enhanced from 2MB to 5MB. Also boasting a four-megapixel camera with an anti-shake mode for shooting still and video images, the handset will be available at all DoCoMo sales channels in Japan.

From August 31, all of central Tokyo will be included in these HIGH-SPEED areas, and all major Japanese cities will be covered by the end of October. DoCoMo also plans to expand the coverage areas to 70% of the national population by the end of March, 2007 and 90% by the end of March, 2008.

NEC will continue to drive its advantageous position in the global mobile and wireless telecommunications technology market to expand its growth and business operations in the mobile handset market. NEC's Mobile R & D Centres in Tokyo and Melbourne, Australia have made significant contributions to the advancement of mobile technologies including the standardisation and commercialisation of the first HSDPA handset.

About NEC Corporation
NEC Corporation (NASDAQ: NIPNY) is one of the world's leading providers of Internet, broadband network and enterprise business solutions dedicated to meeting the specialized needs of its diverse and global base of customers. NEC delivers tailored solutions in the key fields of computer, networking and electron devices, by integrating its technical strengths in IT and Networks, and by providing advanced semiconductor solutions through NEC Electronics Corporation. The NEC Group employs more than 150,000 people worldwide and had net sales of approximately 4,825 billion yen (approx. $41.2 billion) in the fiscal year ended March 2006.
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FOMA, Music Channel and i-motion are trademarks or registered trademarks of NTT DoCoMo, Inc. in Japan and other countries.
NTT DoCoMo's FOMA service is only available to subscribers in Japan.
Chaku-Uta Full is a registered trademark of Sony Music Entertainment Corporation.

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Akiko Shikimori
NEC Corporation
Tel: +81337986511

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